WASHINGTON – The new Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines, developed by the federal government, announced this week, were designed to enhance and streamline commercial building workforce training and certification programs.

Until now there have been no national guidelines for energy efficiency-related professional credentials. The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institute of Building Sciences created the guidelines to develop the professional certification and certificate program guidelines for four key energy-related jobs: energy manager, building energy auditor, building operations professional and building commissioning professional.

The Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines support the goal of doubling American energy productivity by 2030.


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